Cuisine: Contemporary, New Zealand, Share Plates
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #19 of 95 restaurants in Christchurch

Feed your body and calm your mind at Town Tonic, Christchurch’s favourite all-day hangout.

Chef Jamie Bennett (Passengers + Co, Riccarton House Bistro, The Local and creator of the Christchurch Farmers' Market) knows a thing or two about seasonal produce and his menus are like an edible tour of the local region.

For breakfast, tuck into eggs every which way (breakfast tacos, anyone?) or opt for something light and nourishing from the ‘honest’ section. Crushed potatoes with walnut pesto and mushroom parfait is the sort of veggie plate that could get even hardcore carnivores drooling.

The dinner menu is equally inventive. Get stuck into starting plates such as sticky tamarind sprouts before moving on to elegant mains including whole flounder with salty miso and seaweed butter.

Fine Kiwi and Aussie wines and light, bright interiors that will have you reaching for your camera are the icing on what is already a very attractive cake. And with menus changing every six weeks to reflect what’s in season, there’s always a reason for a return visit to Town Tonic!

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Town Tonic
335 Lincoln Road, Addington
Christchurch

Open Hours:
Everyday 8am - 9pm

Phone: 03 338 1150
Website: www.towntonic.co.nz

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Ranked: #19 of 95 restaurants in Christchurch 19
Town Tonic
Location: Addington
Cuisine: Contemporary, New Zealand, Share Plates
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Jenny Dawes

We had a great breakfast at Town Tonic, a place we didn’t even know existed before looking on first table. A smaller size menu but a good range and variety of dishes and our four meals were all absolute delicious and beautifully presented. My eggs bene has to be one of the best I have ever had, slight chilli in the sauce was amazing and the potato hash, full of chunks of potato was a brilliant change from bread. Beautiful contemporary decor and friendly efficient service. We will definitely be back

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We were first in, but the place soon filled up. We ordered oysters and Tahr from the "wild" blackboard menu. The staff were happy to accommodate our request for two different options with our 6 oysters, which were delicious. The Tahr was something we have never had before but the staff were more than happy to answer our questions and describe all the dishes available. We tried the striploin and the cappaccio which were both a real treat. We finished with a Chocolate Cloud and a Cheese board which were also enjoyable. You can tell that the staff all real "foodies" and it showed in the service as well as the great food. We would definitely came back here again and recommend it to others.

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We had a fantastic night at town tonic last night before the theatre. The food was exceptional, especially the beef cheeks and the Cauliflower done several ways. The chocolate dessert was sublime... we really should not have shared!! Def recommend.

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Audrie McKenzie

Great service, knowledgeable staff and delicious menu. Kia ora tatou!

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Bryony Alexandra

Food was very good, very generous portion of salmon! Best Chai I have had in ChCh too. Looks like they have a good selection of evening drinks too, so will probably go back for that.

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Brooke Jeffrey

delicious food, and really fast service. will be back :)

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Alana Hall

Fast and polite service. Tasty food. Big portions. Perfectly cooked eggs.

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Jenny Dawes

We had a great breakfast at Town Tonic, a place we didn’t even know existed before looking on first table. A smaller size menu but a good range and variety of dishes and our four meals were all absolute delicious and beautifully presented. My eggs bene has to be one of the best I have ever had, slight chilli in the sauce was amazing and the potato hash, full of chunks of potato was a brilliant change from bread. Beautiful contemporary decor and friendly efficient service. We will definitely be back

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great food

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Rachel Cai

The food, service, ambience, deco are all good. Overall, a very pleasant dining experience!

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Everything on the menu sounded fantastic. Ordered the salmon avo which was delicious. Very nice hash brown. Friend ordered the eggs bene with chicken which was also delicious. Great coffee. Friendly service. Nice atmosphere. Highly recommend. Will be returning.

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Rose Cook

When we first entered the resturant we were really impressed by the atmosphere and aesthetic. The staff were attentive. Coffee was beautiful. Freshly squeezed juice was delicious!
We ordered fried chicken for breakfast which was super novel and really lovely! The food was visually stunning and delicious.

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The food was amazing and really friendly staff definitely will be going back and highly recommend

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We really enjoyed 'Trust the Chef'. A great selection as a birthday treat. Looking forward to coming back for another meal soon.

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Kerry Absolum

Really enjoyed all of our dishes. I had roasted cauliflower and I'd definitely get it again. Great fresh juices made on the spot. Busy but never felt crowded. Will be back.

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We were first in, but the place soon filled up. We ordered oysters and Tahr from the "wild" blackboard menu. The staff were happy to accommodate our request for two different options with our 6 oysters, which were delicious. The Tahr was something we have never had before but the staff were more than happy to answer our questions and describe all the dishes available. We tried the striploin and the cappaccio which were both a real treat. We finished with a Chocolate Cloud and a Cheese board which were also enjoyable. You can tell that the staff all real "foodies" and it showed in the service as well as the great food. We would definitely came back here again and recommend it to others.

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Gorgeous food. Accommodated our selection from the lunch menu when it was still early and not yet lunchtime. Nice ambience.

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Marine Morel

Town Tonic never disappoint. I've been there a few times before, myself and my friends always have a great time. I recommend it often to visitors as one of the best restaurants in Chch. The menu changes regularly so I like to go every couple of months. Great vegan options. Yesterday again it was lovely, a great reward in the middle of a hard work Sunday. Thank you again, you have a loyal customer in me.

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Suzanne chatfield

Always great food and this visit again proved TT's consistency with a regularly changing menu which always features something for everyone.The loaded chicken was a brilliant combo of texture and taste and for seafood lovers the seafood pot is a little different and incredibly flavoursome. No pretense no frou frou just a great take on good honest dishes and robust sized servings. Excellent coffee served hot...such a rarity.Thanks TT for another great brunch.

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We had a fantastic night at town tonic last night before the theatre. The food was exceptional, especially the beef cheeks and the Cauliflower done several ways. The chocolate dessert was sublime... we really should not have shared!! Def recommend.

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Franzisca Camille

Lovely dining experience - will be back!

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Breakfast was delicious.

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Joanne Fortune

Food was great. I had the Lamb Rump and my friend the Venison. Flavours went together very well and felt very satisfied.
Only thing we feel the wine was too cold

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Vicky Chandler

You won't be disappointed! Fabulous food, I had the salmon & avo which was both delicious and an incredibly generous portion. The coffee was fabulous and service was attentive without being too much. Our party of three were all very happy, we will definitely be back!

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Roger King

The food is excellent , I had the Southland Rump which was cooked to perfection and my partner had the Seafood pot which she really enjoyed. The service was great and we will definitely like to come back and try the breakfast.

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Amazing food - loved the seafood pot and roasted cauliflower dish!

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Kaz Douglas

Food was just delicious from the Home made soup with dense sour dough bread, sauteed olives and the Beef Cheek and Lamb Rump.

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Laura Gobbe

Perfect, couldn’t fault it.

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Delicious!!
Lovely staff, great service, and the food was yum!
Lots of vegan and gluten free options, so a good choice for people with dietary requirements.
Will definitely visit again ;)

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Franzisca Camille

Most stunning food, venue and service. We’ll be back!

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chrissie merritt

With the weather so wet to comein to a nice warm atmosphere and delicious food we were impressed

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James Taylor

Great food and very attentive staff. Fried chicken eggs bene was great. That hollandaise was the best I've had!

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Rose Craigie

It was great, just think the food could have had a bit more flavour but still really good.

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Joshua Matthews

Have dined here for dinner and breakfast multiple times before, however, this was first time with First Table. Amazing service and amazing food! Even at 5:30pm there were already a few other tables occupied which made the atmosphere just right!

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Sara Philip

great pre theatre dining, couldnt fault the service or the food. A must try for any pre court theatre dining, we will be returning.

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Leanne Bamford

Food nice and good portion size. Service and staffs manner could definitely improve!

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Jody Hadlee-Watts

My friend and I tried to order an item off the menu (chips) and was straight away told they were out of chips so we couldn’t order them. About 30 mins afterwards we noticed other diners eating chips. We asked the waitress about this and she said she’d find out what the story was. The duty manager came and apologized. Apparently they found another two servings so that was why other diners had been served chips. It felt like just because we were First Table diners we weren’t able to order exactly what we wanted. We also had to ask for our wine as this was not delivered to our table and so it came out after our meals were delivered to the table.

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Warm and welcoming. The best thing about town tonic is the food.Such great quality fresh food. The coffee and the vibe are great too. Will do this again.

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The chips were crunchy & delicious. The octopus was good, and the salad it was served with was delightful. Unfortunately 3 of us ordered the pumpkin risotto, which was a little undercooked & although we all like marmite, none of us enjoyed it in this dish.

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Bridget Macfarlane

Delicious food, great interior. Friendly staff who were happy to cater for all dietary requirements.

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Charlotte Fox

Great food, great wine, great atmosphere and great service. Highly recommend going to town tonic if you love good food.

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Great Saturday breakfast, good food, service on point. great coffee.

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Robyn Van Laar

Food was great. Salmon and chicken cooked perfectly

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Bruce Jamieson

Unusual sauce but tasty eggs benedict

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Lynda Fulton

Limited menu.

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Valmai Smith

We enjoyed our evening at Town Tonic a warm modern resturant in Addington where the meals are prepared right in front of diners. Big hearty meals were served Beef cheeks which were melt in the mouth delicious and steak and chips.preceded by chicken liver parfait, Octopus and a carrot dish which looks delicious but some of the carrots were not cooked and were very hard. Unfortunately we were all too full to try desserts which we will another time as they looked delicious a great night.

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Nick Williamson

Town Tonic is a tonic for the soul! It has a cosy, relaxed ambience with friendly wait staff. The food was fresh and tasted delicious.

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Nodyrb Aneres

Absolutely Gorgeous!!!!!!! Deliciously Tasty highly reccommended food!!!! I have never liked olives ever before but I have been converted (Maybe only if they are from here). The Lamb and Beef Ribeye were both cooked to perfection. Absolutely melted in our mouths. I also am not a fan of vegetables but they had so much flavour I didnt leave a single pea on my plate. The desserts were delicious and didnt leave us feeling over full. Everything was served in perfect sized portions (although the soup was a very small portion for the price, we didnt order it but the table next to us did and it looked very nice) and presentation was excellent. Food, staff and service of very high quality. Definately reccommended and will definately be back.

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TT fried chicken is one of the best in town. However, the other menus such as the rissoto(pumkin rissoto was too sweet for a meal, to feel any other taste than the sweetness) and the octopus needs to elevate a bit more.

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Amanda Williamson

YUM!

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Aqui Chèvre

It was a lovely dinner.

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Lovely place, fantastic coffee, nice food, very enjoyable.

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Great experience. Staff very friendly and service fast. I would definitely go back here. Really enjoyed the food and coffee too thank you

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